Event 7063 is recorded in the DNS log of Event Viewer in Windows 2000 Server

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A Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based computer that is configured as a DNS server may frequently record one or both of the following warning messages in the DNS log in Event Viewer:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: DNS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7063
User: N/A
Computer: Computer_name
Description: The DNS server is configured to forward to a non-recursive DNS server at IP_Address.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: DNS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5504
User: N/A
Computer: Computer_name
Description: The DNS server encountered an invalid domain name in a packet from IP_Address.
The packet is rejected.

Note Microsoft recommends that you do not ignore the warnings in the DNS log. Sometimes a warning may be false because a DNS forwarder may not be configured correctly. However, there is currently no way to determine whether the warning is accurate or not.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------   06-Apr-2004  19:23  5.0.2195.6922     327,440  Dns.exe          
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 838969 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 15:23:50 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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